Applications for the PMD5000
- PMD Measurements According ITU-T G.650
- Reference Method in the Range 1520 - 1630 nm
- Wavelength Dependent PDL, SOP, DOP Analysis
- PMD/PDL Analysis of Narrow Bandwidth Components
- Installed Fiber JME Analysis
- Field Applications
Two Basic Systems to Choose From
- Fast In-Line PMD/PDL Analysis System for Fibers: PMD5000FIN
- High Dynamic Range PMD/PDL Analysis System for Narrow Bandwidth Components: PMD5000HDR
Features of the Modular PMD/PDL Analysis System PMD5000
- Measurements Based on Jones-Matrix Eigenanalysis (JME)
- 2 Polarimeter Versions: Rotating Waveplate or Fiber Based
- Bandwidth from 1520 to 1630 nm (others on request)
- Modular and Flexible
- Excellent Accuracy
- For External Tunable Laser Sources
The PMD5000 is a powerful and diverse modular system for measuring first and second order Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD), Polarization-Dependent Loss (PDL), Differential Group Delay (DGD), and Insertion Loss (IL). This system uses the Jones Matrix Eigenanalysis based PMD/PDL measurements and is built onto the TXP platform. It is a powerful and flexible solution for all kinds of PMD/PDL related measurement tasks in laboratories as well as field applications including the analysis of installed fibers.
Depending on the application the PMD5000 System comprises different modules that can be used independently as well. The PMD5000 utilizes external tunable lasers as light source. We can integrate most tunable lasers with a PC interface. Drivers for the following models are readily available: Agilent Mainframe 8163A/B, 8164A/B, 8166A/B, and Module 81940A as well as Ando AQ4320A/B/D. Please contact our Tech Support Team for further information about your laser.
Analysis of Narrow Bandwidth Components
The software package version 2 for the Thorlabs PMD/PDL Analysis System PMD5000 series enhances its application especially for the analysis of narrow bandwidth components. The PMD5000 system, which is based on Jones Matrix Eigenanalysis, now allows the analyzing parameters to be changed after the device under test (DUT) has been measured. A single data set of the DUT can be analyzed for different wavelength ranges or at different zoom levels. This makes repetitive measurements with optimized parameters obsolete and contributes to speed and flexibility of the analysis. For more information please see the "User Interface" tab.
Besides a suitable external tunable laser source, the PMD5000 consists of the Deterministic Polarization Controller, DPC5500, and a polarimeter module - either the fast in-line polarimeter IPM5300 or the High Dynamic Range Terminating Polarimeter, PAX5720IR3 - plus a specific software package providing powerful PMD/PDL analysis routines. A test version of this is integrated into the TXP application software which can be found at the TXP Software tab on the TXP platform page. Please see the Components tab for the modules of the 4 standard PMD5000 Systems.
For further information, please contact our Tech Support Team.